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Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by NewRoxFan, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. jchu14

    jchu14 Contributing Member

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    Something that seems to have flown under the radar is the enactment of HB2211 in Texas starting on Sept 1st.

    https://trackbill.com/bill/texas-ho...s-during-certain-periods-of-disaster/2047913/

    Here's my reading of the key points, please correct me if you think I misread.

    - Hospitals now are not allowed to reduce the visitor per patient to less than one without the attending physician signing off on the patient being an infection risk to the community.

    - The determination that a patient cannot have visitors must be signed off and renewed every 5 days.

    - If denied entry, patient's visitor must be provided a written or oral update on the condition of the patient every single day and expected discharge date.

    - Religious counselors must be allowed to see a patient if the patient is seriously ill or dying.

    So now it bans hospitals from closing the hospital to all visitors like most TMC hospitals were doing during wave 1 and 2. Memorial Hermann has an active ban on all visitors due to the current surge. That's not going to be legal starting 9/1. Hospitals also cannot just make a blanket ban on coronavirus patients either like Methodist is doing. The attending physician has to ban visitors on an individual patient basis, renewing it every 5 days.

    This seems like a lot of extra work and risk added onto the hospital staff for no good reason. Do the legislature think that they know better than the hospitals on what's best for the patients and the community?
     
  2. LabMouse

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    That would be too difficult thing to do for smart American people. Americans hate mask and vaccine, they are rather to die than wear a mask. Only UK people are smarter than Americans because UK is no1 in the death rate, UK people are so proud of their country to protect the freedom for the virus.

    "But health experts say that toll could be cut in half if nearly everyone wore a mask in public spaces."

     
  3. superfob

    superfob Mommy WOW! I'm a Big Kid now.

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    There's a solution to that.

    They could stop accepting Covid patients, if they feel like that's the only way to keep other patients safe.
     
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    This is a vivid sad answer to the question “why do you care if I choose to not vaccinate” or “why should I care if others don’t vaccinate”.
     
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  7. J.R.

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    Just saw/watched this.
    Sad.

    Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick, Ken Paxton…go **** yourselves.

    Anti-vaxxers, anti-maskers…go **** yourself. Truly, go **** yourselves.

    iT’S My cHoIcE! wHy dO YoU CaRe? It’s nOt aFfEcTiNg yOu pErSoNaLlY!

    Shut the **** up. These are the same people (probably) showing up in the hospital, which are now overwhelmed. The dumbass unvaccinated.

    You don’t want to mask up, you don’t want the vaccine (because it’ll give you 5G, magnets will stick to you, they’re tracking you, it’s unapproved, it’s just the flu, I’m young, fit & healthy, it won’t happen to me, whatever other bullshit you spew) … then live with your ****ing decision. You get sick, sit your ass home and I’ll just say it, if you die, you die. Live with your decision. Why the hell are we admitting these (the unvaccinated) people to the hospital? You don’t deserve a hospital bed, treatment. Inject yourself with bleach and go take your horse dewormer. :rolleyes:

    Bleach
    Fish tank cleaner
    Horse dewormer
    Lord knows what else…
    Y’all really are the dumbest mother****ers! :D
    But you will not inject that vaccine in me! No way! No how! Over my dead body!

    Army veteran can’t get treatment. People can’t get treatment.
    Had a heart attack or stroke? Sorry! Need surgery? Sorry! Got in a major car accident? Sorry!
    All because dumbass “leaders” running the state and the selfish dumbasses who think like them & listen to them.
    “Mah freedum! My choice!”
    Yeah, remember your freedom when you’re on your death bed, fighting & struggling to survive. LIVE WITH IT. (Or maybe more appropriately die with it.) Hope it was ****ing worth it. Way to “own” whoever you were trying to own.

    Assholes.
    One last time, go **** yourselves. Truly & sincerely.

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. ElPigto

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    Tragic. He left three girls behind.

    I'm going to be father soon, I can only hope that I think about my little girl before I go out and do stupid **** that can get me killed.

    His little girls did not have to be without a father for a virus we actually can get pretty good protection against now. Just ****ing tragic.
     
  9. Invisible Fan

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    Don't get too political!!

    Respect my beliefs and my idiotic mistakes or you're not keeping it classy!

    /reverse snowflakery
     
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  10. txtony

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    What does Ida has to do with covid?

    It’s forecasted to be a major cat4 with a very high confidence on the path - pretty much a direct hit to New Orleans. Normally hospital would consider evacuating patients but they can’t because there is little room anywhere else in the region to take them.


    Ida aims to hit Louisiana on Hurricane Katrina anniversary

    https://apnews.com/article/new-orleans-storms-hurricanes-tropical-storms-science--d4b3399437cc5ccb7e76aa270a63f724

    Officials decided against evacuating New Orleans hospitals. There’s little room for their patients elsewhere, with hospitals from Texas to Florida already reeling from a spike in coronavirus patients, said Dr. Jennifer Avengo, the city’s health director.

    At the state’s largest hospital system, Ochsner Health System, officials ordered 10 days worth of fuel, food, drugs and other supplies and have backup fuel contracts for its generators.
     
  11. NewRoxFan

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    Hopefully they do what many school districts and businesses are doing... ignore this ridiculous government overreach and continue their policies that keep staff, patients and visitors safe. What is wrong with republicans?
     
  12. txtony

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    I know you are being sarcastic but this isn’t political. There is real harm done to society with personal choices to not vaccinate. As I said many times, people can choose to not vaccinate and society has the right to put safeguard in place. That means if you aren’t vaccinated by choice (or previously infected), you aren’t allowed in public indoor places. That includes school, sports, stores, and so on.
     
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    I haven't been following closely where NOLA is regarding flood control but from what I heard a few years ago was that while the flood walls have been repaired from Katrina they haven't been significantly strengthened. If NOLA floods again like it did during Katrina this could be a nightmare greater than Katrina for hospitals.
     
  15. rocketsjudoka

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    This is ridiculous micromanaging of hospitals.
     
  16. superfob

    superfob Mommy WOW! I'm a Big Kid now.

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    The slackers in the backrow win again!
     
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  17. txtony

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    Ida is forecasted to be much smaller than Katrina, so the storm surge shouldn't reach inland as much. That should spare the city of catastrophic levee failures seen with Katrina, hopefully.
     
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  18. KingLeoric

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    This is a good thing America, all your dumb people will slowly die out raising your national average intelligence.
     
  19. London'sBurning

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    **** off trash.
     
  20. deb4rockets

    deb4rockets Come on Astros! Let's Do This!
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    22% of American Covid deaths yesterday were in Texas. Sad, but true.

    Abbott won't mention that. He got his treatment before he even had symptoms. Screw the rest of you if you can't get urgent care or afford the best treatments. "This ain't no Socialist Country by God!" Fend for yourselves.
     
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